The Waco Citizen from Waco, Texas on March 2, 1976 · Page 1
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i'IChùflLN C¿N7i-'ri, INC. P.O. BOX ^-51+36 ■'ALL/iJ TEX'¿ 752 ib V ' 1 . TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION I THE WACO TUESDAY EDITION Waco’s Home Owned Newspaper 197T Official Newspaper for ©Waco ^Bellmead • Lacy-Lakeview •Northcrest •Beverly Hills Pubii*n#<J Tu«d*y «nd Fnd«y êt 1070 N JSth St, P o Bon 37tO. W«co. T#**t 76W Second Class Postag« Paid at Waco, Texas 10 ^ Single Copy VOLUME 44 WACO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1976 NUMBER 40 Elections Fail To Pass Constitutional Muster 'New Plans Ordered From City and WISD' OBSERVATIONS By W. S. Fo8t(K • The Baylor Medical Center and two of Its resident doctors In Dallas are being sued for the sum of one million dollars by the granddaughter of Baylor trusteeChalrman Ross M. Sams Sr. of Waco. The law suit was filed last week In the 192nd district court of Dallas. Jamie S. Sams, 25, claims In the petition that she was wrongfully detained against her will for psychiatric treatments at Baylor last October. The two named In the law suit are Dr. Marilyn Spillers Lipsher and her husband Dr. David H. Lipsher, psychlologists. • Ross, a class member of mine, said he knew that his granddaughter had been in the hospital but was chagrined to learn that she had brought a law suit against their family school. Several members of the Sams family are graduates of Baylor. Their father, the late Rev. L. L. Sams, founded a church furniture business here In Waco on LaSalle which carries his name. Ross Sr. and Jr. operate the furniture business with others in the family. Miss Sams had lived in Dallas a couple of months but is back in California now. It was learned. The news of the law suit was released by a staff writer, Nadeane Walker in the Dallas Times Herald February 18th. A previous tragedy In San Francisco July 22, 1968 was the death of the first Mrs. Sams (Frances Carole Moore) by an airplane propeller, in a plane piloted by her husband who later remarried. The petition alleges that she was fraudently caused by the defendants to sign an admittance to the psychiatrist center. She was d<^ped on drugs, she alleges. In addition the petitioner .»aims false imprisonment, torture, assault and battery. • The Waco City Council Tuesday will analyze the ruling by Federal District Judge Jack Roberts that the officials must submit a plan to him to redistrict city territory allowing a councilman to be named at large. This Is to enable a member or so of the so called minority groups to be elected to the city council. Some are already serving under the present system of choosing councilmen by voters from all over the territory. Dr. C.H. Radford and Oscar DuConge are the two Blacks who have served with DuConge having also been mayor, "We are not going to take it laying down" seemed to be the concensus of opinions from those in authority. While Judge Roberts has not announced his ruling on the law suit over the same subiect In selecting school trustees, some city officials feel like the disinterested school trustees are exhibiting a lack of concern as to what happens with the schools from here on out. The city does not want to carry the burden for the schools, it was indicated. The city of Waco seems to have the strongest legal staff of any of those In tt>e court action. The Houston law firm taking the lead for Waco will be on today's session. • While out of the United States, Tom Moore Jr., hit a lucky streak last week. One of his longtime bond jumpers, Arthur G. Suttles was arrested on anott^er charge and placed In the Dallas jail. McLennan County deputy Elijah Dickerson returned the defendant to Waco over the weekend. Suttles was Indicted here for aggravated robbery as an outgrowth of a criminal violation more than a year or so ago. He jumped the $7,500 bond posted by Attorney AAoore, former district attorney. He had been traced down to other states. • Another change is taking place in District Attorney Martin Eichelberger's office. Sherman Starnes has been employed to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of David Hodges who has opened up a private law office with Dan Wash. Starnes has been practicing law In McGregor. We left an "L" out of Randall Rogers name last week. Rogers was busy at the blackboard listing bond forfeitures as Judge Continued on Page 2 638 Texans Drown During 1975 AUSTIN " CaucaMlan malp» tM‘iwe<>n the uk ^ s of 21 and 30 Hwiinniiiig in walwii clow to iMinu* liad KreattY chames of ilrowninK durinM IV75 than any other group of water r««Ti*atUMUiiti. Water Hafety officials at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have compiled drowning statistics for 1975 and The at-large election of members of the Waco City Council and the Waco Independent School District violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, according to the opinion filed Friday, by US District Judge Jack Roberts. The proposed WISD plan submitted during court testimony for election of four trustees from single member districts and three trustees at large does not eliminate the present dilution of black and Mexican-American votes sufficiently to pass constitutional muster, the opinion stated. Douglas Henager Named WPD Legal Advisor INDIANS VS. COWBOYS- At Monday’s report meetmgof the YMCA membership dnve representmg the Indians is K Wittstruck while und«- the Cowtwy hat is Rufus Nash Separating the two groups and keeping peace IS J D. Hudson $15,529 was reported in pledges Monday (See pics page 6) McLeod to Address Banquet He> IN'ttT Mcl>eod. Pastor of the F.s»t Baptist Church in Wacu, will be the speaker at the Homet oming t>anquet for Waco Boys' Club members, March 13. at the Mam ('lub facilities, 1311 Clay Avenue Rev Mclieod was born in Scotts, Si'otland and attended M'hool there before coming to American in 1955 In the United States he received a B A degree from Grand (’anyon (’ollege in I’hoenix, Arizona and a Bachelor of Divinity Degret* from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, IxHii&iana He pastored churches in ('»eorgia and Kentui'ky tiefore iximing to Waco in 1%9 Rev Mcl>e<Kl is a meml>er of ihe Rotar> Club, Baylor Board of Trustees. Baylor Council of Development. Iluman Welfare Commission of Waco, lYovidence Hospital Board, and the R«>d Cross International lk)ard He has appeared in Outstanding Young Men of America, Outstanding Personalities of the St>uth and The Dictionary of International Biographies of Kngland His sermons and articles have appeared in various Baptist publications He speaks nationally and internationally to secular and religious groups Rev and Mrs McU'od live at 5101 Meadow Wi»d Road This year's Boys' Club reunion will celebrate the 67th birthday of the organization Registration and a birthday party is scheduled for Friday, March 12, followed liy entertainment by the Shrine Band, tournaments all day Saturday with the banquet at 7 p m Saturday night A golf tournament at Woodland West Country Club Sunday morning will round out the celebration The three day festivities are plann«Mi for the entire family with special entertainment for the youngsters Saturday Git>son Gayle. Jr . Houston. 1930 club member, had accpeted an invitation to speak but his daughter is getting married in Ixindon, Kngland on that same date Tickets for all homecoming • 1976 events, including the banquet, are $5 CK), and may be purchased at the Waco Boys’ Club. 1311 Clav Avenue Dr. Wilbur Ball Day Douglas W Henager, 32, has been named legal advisor of the Waco Police Department Chief Al Roznovsky made the announcement at a Monday morning press conference. "He will be a real asset to Waco area criminal justice,” Roznovsky said "He will be working closely with our detectives and the district attorney's office and we hope to have better cases for the DA to take .\lso he will be keeping us informed on the continuing changes in the law,’’ the chief said Henager said the detectives would work up the cases and then he would review them before going to the DA. liasion from the DA's office will continue to work with the WPD for about five more weeks as they have been doing in the, Roznovsky said Henager graduated from La Vega High School in 1962 and from Navarro Junior College before entering Baylor University He received his law degrtH* in 1973 He was in private practice, in Sherman for two years and served one year as prosecutor for Grayson County In this position his duties included felony and misdemeanor prosecution. investigation, consultation and advice to Sheriff’s office and police departments of the several cities of Grayson County. Henager served three years in the U.S. Army and is presently a Captain, Texas Army National Guard, Commander of Guard Units located in Sherman and Denison. He is married to the former Ann Tanner of Waco and they have two sons, Ke\in, age 7, and Derek, age 3 Attending the press conference were Felipe Reyna and Raymond Matkin of the district attorney’s office and Justice of the Peace John Cabiness. The plan submitted by the plaintiffs, providing for th«* election of all seven trustees from single-member districts, will not be considered at this time, the opinion stated. The city of Waco did not submit a plan but argued for continuance of their method of electing city couicilmen. The opinion has ordered the city officials and WISD officials to submit proposals to bring their election procedures into compliance with the applicaUv constitutional requirements, including the population variance standarcb, as well as constitutional principles, at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. March 10. 1976 in the federal court m Waco, Texas. At that time Ju(^e Roberts will receive testimony, evidence and arguments from the parties relative to the cauae. Defendants are directed to submit to the court, proposed plans to alleviate the dilutk>n oi black and Mexican-American votes, and to bring the methods of election utilized to select members of the Waco City Council and the Board of Trustees of the Waco Independent School District into compliance with applicable constitittional standards. City officials and school administrators and trustees are currently conferring with their attorneys before commenting directly to the opinion. Boi/ Scout Show Wednesdiiy, March 3 will b»* Dr Wilbur Ball Day in Waco Mayor Ted Getterman has signed a proclamation proclaiming the sptvial day in his honor The Mcl>efinan Community College alliance of I'hysical F'ducation and Recreation is sponsoring activities for the day A prt>gram will I k * held in the MCC gym at 10 a m Cieorge Andrie, formerly of Dallas Cowtioys will speak and the Robinson Rockettes will perform Sharon Wynn president of the club will present Dr Ball with a bi-centennial flag and Pearl Ciilchrist, sponsor of the club will present the pnulamation from the city to Dr Ball HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR STICKER? Boy Scouts of America’s Heart of Texas Council will hold its 1976 Scout Show on March 20 on the Waco Downtown Mall. Tickets can be purchased now from any Boy or Cub Scout at any of the following Waco locations: Lake Air Mall, Westview Mall, or Eastgate Mall Ticket prices are $1 for anyone over 12 years of age. Cliildren under 12 get in free All of the proceeds will go to scouting activities. The theme, "The Spirit of '76 - tXir Heritage,’’ will be the Scouts’ way of helping the community and our nation celebrate its 200th birthday The show will also unfold the purposes and programs of Scouting to the public Scout officials are expecting anywhere from 900 to lOOO Scouts to participate in the show. The two districts participating are the Northern District and the Teha Lanna District. The Northern District consists of Western McLennan. Bosque, Hill and Hamilton counties. The Teha Lanna District consists of Eastern and Southern Limestone, Freestone and Leon counties. Each troop will build a booth to participate in the show. The booths can be about anything from the six and one-half pages in the Scout Show Manual. The booths the Scouts butW have very strict standards to adhere to Only 1” by 4” lumber may be used. The booths may tie only six feet high, eight fevt deep, and 12 feet wide. Gramm Campaigns In Waco for U.S. Senate Didn't Fit In As A Policeman of the h :) 8 [lersons who lost their lives in the water, most fit into one or more of those categories Of the total fatalities, 546 were male, 3811 Caucasiarw were involved; accidents while swimming aci'ounted for 218 deaths; 135 were in th** 21- to 30- years of-age tracket; and 435 accidents oc'curred within 25 miles of the victims' home. Two anil a half years on tht* W aco police force clidn’t make a policeman of Jack Dove Dove rt*signed by request He IS now employed tm a more suitable job for his disposition. C'aptain E E January explained that Dove passed all of the requirements in the schools and preliminary training given policenum When h** was pul in the field with a six-Hhooter he drew conflicting comments from those with whom he had dealings, Letters were rei'eived, said January, from persons complimenting I>ove for his handling of thtMr case and his attitude, llien a series of complaints would I'ome in. His final runin was trying to settle a family squabble This kind of jot) was wh«*e he was at his worst, it seems. He created quite a family row instead of soothing it. One of the original I'omplaints was when he twisted a defendant's arm forcing him out of his lionie so as to charge him with being drunk in a public place. TI h ‘ case was dismisst^ l>y higlier authorities. Dove's written reports sometimes did iM)t always jibe with the facts, according to w itm*sses He went out of his way to take sides with complainiog women, at tunes Anyway IX)ve didn’t make the grade for the kind of "cop’’ W aco policemen are required to tie. So he’s gone to other fields, with best wishes for his new laidertaking VISIT A PUBUC SCNOOl DURING TEXAS ANNUAL PUBLIC SCHOOLS WEEK MARCH 1-S. 1976 “Obviously the most important thing in my campaign has bi*en Senator IJoyd Ik'ntsen dropping out of the presidential race," Phillip Gramm told memlHTs of the local nuxiia Frulay tiraham, candidate for Bentsens st*nate seat, was in town to confer with his local campaign managers "His dropping out has had a positive factor in my camp<ugn Ttie voters of Texas will ih ) w foi'us on the real issues ’’ Ciiramm said, "the seiuitor will now have to explain why lie voted to twil out New York and why his five year rtvord shows ht‘ has misstHl one out of every four votes in the Senate " On his campiiign Gramm said lie has organizations in 100 cities and they will able to transmit my ftvliiigs to the ptH»ple Pet>ple are only now becoming interested in the race" "StiKlents and strikers shimld be thrown off the food stamp program Eligibility requirements should be changed,” the dtK'tor of tvonomics said. On I*resident Ford’s social security proposals C!rainm said, that if there is iu> tax increase tiie system will l>e insolvent in one year l)ut if social security tax increase is enacttni citizens will bt' paying more social stvurity tax than inci>me tax ".A man should be able to work and draw social security l>»MK*fits Tlu* svstem should stop expanding benefits to people who have never paid or worked.” Gramm blasted Bentsen for all the campaign and bumper stickers which have suddenly appeared throughout the state since he dropped from the presidential race. “Bentsen should pay the money t>ack to election committee for the coiit of them," he said SFN \ I F CAM>II» \TK AM) SUl’POR IKRS. Dr t*hillip Gramm candidate for the Unit«d St alt's StMUite met in Waco Frulay niormng with the leaders of his campaign locally. They are Madison Clemt*nt, left, chairman of his campaign committee and M A. Taylor, right vlc«^chalrman of his campiiign. iciordon Slade PhtHo)

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